Aston Villa vs Sheffield United EPL Tips 12/14/2019
Saturday, December 14, 2019
John Fleck and Sheffield United (5-7-4, 8th in EPL) play Aston Villa (4-3-9, 17th in EPL) at Bramall Lane on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The goalkeepers expected to start are Tom Heaton for Aston Villa and Dean Henderson for Sheffield United. Aston Villa are at at +302 while United are at -105. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Aston Villa comes into this matchup with a mark of 4 victories, 3 draws, and 9 defeats which puts them at 17th in EPL. So far this season, they have earned a total of 23 goals which is good for 7th in the league. Their goal differential is -5, which puts them at 12th in the league. In terms of shots on target, they have compiled a total of 80 which is good for 6th in the league. As a group, Aston Villa currently has a total of 183 fouls which means they have an average of 11.4 fouls per game. They have compiled a total of 15 points for the 2019 season and they are averaging an attendance of 41,738.
Wesley Moraes is one of the top players for the Villains. The forward from Brazil has appeared in 113 contests over the course of his pro soccer career and has totaled 7,341 mins. During that period of time, the 22-year-old has scored 33 goals and has had an assist on 11 goals. He's earned a career average of 65.0 minutes per appearance. Da Silva has started 84 contests and has totaled 104 fouls over that period. When talking about shots on target, Da Silva has produced 66 which puts him at 142nd out of active players and 60th among forwards. Jack Grealish is another player to watch out for on the squad from Aston Villa. The 23-year-old from Ireland has scored 24 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which has him sitting in 116th among active players in the EPL. He has played a total of 12,205 mins over the course of his professional soccer career which has him sitting in 68th among active midfielders and averages 70.1 mins per appearance which has him sitting in 180th in the EPL. In his pro soccer career, he has a total of 77 shots on target which has him sitting in 62nd among active midfielders.
The man protecting the goal for the Villains is Tom Heaton from England. He has totaled 30,280 mins minding the goal for his career. Heaton has allowed an average of 1.24 goals per 90 mins which has him placed 16th out of all active goalies in the Premier League. During his career, he's allowed 416 goals. He has a career save % of .718 which has him placed 10th out of all active goalies.
Sheffield United is the team standing on the sideline and for the 2019 season they sit with 5 wins, 7 draws, and 4 losses. When talking about goal differential, they rank 8th in the EPL with +3. They have compiled a total of 17 goals for this year. Sheffield United has a team save percentage of .733 which has them ranked 5th in the EPL, which tells us they are a tough team to score against. They have an average crowd of 30,922 ranking them 13th in the EPL.
One of the hardest players to defend for the Blades is John Fleck. The 27 year-old has guided 20 balls past the goaltender in the time he has played soccer. He sits at 7th among active forwards in assists with 53 and has earned 173 shots on target. He has played 27,953 minutes and averages 79.0 mins per game. Another solid player on this squad is David McGoldrick. The forward from Ireland has racked up 100 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which has him ranked 15th among active forwards. He also has totaled 412 fouls.
In goal for the Blades is Dean Henderson who has had a good career by giving up only 0.87 goals per 90 minutes and that places him 3rd in pro soccer. In the 9,540 minutes he has played over the course of his career, he's given up 92 goals. He's earned a career save % of .768 which puts him at 1st out of all active goalkeepers in pro soccer.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Sheffield United (-105)
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